Head of Procurement - Pharma & Medical Devices

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
London, South East England
11 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity for an Head of Procurement to lead a team buyers, managing a spend of across pharmaceutical products, medical devices and some indirect procurement services. This is an opportunity to create build a strategic procurement function from a greenfield site.

Client Details

The business are a charity that provides medical healthcare around the world to a number of countries. They use their fast global network to help others to have medical help and procedures that most people in first world countries can obtain easily. Within the business, they use their wide knowledge to help develop individuals throughout their careers and process to senior roles within the company.


The Role

  • Develop the sourcing strategy and help support growth plans within the business.
  • Managing a spend of across pharmaceutical products, medical devices and some indirect procurement services.

  • Negotiate supplier agreements and agree contracts across multiple suppliers

  • Manage a team of 2 buyers.

  • Developing key supplier relationships, negotiating on major contracts and driving efficiency.

  • Identifying opportunities to bring new cost savings.

  • Maintain and develop key internal relationships.

  • Working in a fast paced environment, with a diverse portfolio of products.

  • Managing risk, ensuring quality and enabling a collaborative environment.

  • Develop and implement fixed contracts and Service level agreements with key vendors and contractors, ensure review processes and KPI's are in place.



  • Proven track record of procurement buying raw materials.
  • More than 5 years' management experience of procurement.

  • Significant experience of contract and tender management

  • Experience of leading and managing complex projects

  • Experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures

  • Understanding manufacturing environment

Skills & Knowledge

  • Knowledge of sourcing products & materials from around the world.
  • Knowledge of financial systems and budgeting techniques

  • Knowledge of the principals and precedents of contract law

  • Strong time management, planning and prioritising skills

  • Proven track record of achieving specific and set objectives efficiently, on time and within budget

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people from varying occupational and professional backgrounds

Job Offer

up to £62,000 plus benefits